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02-02-19, 02:48 PM
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Posted By bhdavis1978

https://www.bikeinn.com/bike/look-sheets-kit-pedal...

https://www.bikeinn.com/bike/look-sheets-kit-pedal-keo-blade2-12/136483517/p?utm_source=google_products&utm_medium=merchant&id_producte=5102316&country=ca&gclid=Cj0KCQiAnNXiBRCoARIsAJe_1co-yJ94umzSQYT...
02-02-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By bhdavis1978

Beyond this problem with the pedal being unable...

Beyond this problem with the pedal being unable to hold on to the cleat when I get out of the saddle and pull, they are in great shape. They are less than a year old, and everything else works well....
02-02-19, 02:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By bhdavis1978

Look Keo 2 Max blade pedals need replacement small parts

I have a pair of Look Keo Max 2 blades and the toe part of the pedal has lost it's shape and no longer holds on to the cleat on the shoe. I can't find replacement parts for it, but I can find parts...
12-20-17, 09:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,043
Posted By bhdavis1978

That's a really interesting factor I hadn't...

That's a really interesting factor I hadn't considered admittedly. A counter point would be, who is more likely to replace their car sooner: someone driving s high end car like a Mercedes or a BMW or...
12-20-17, 09:35 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,043
Posted By bhdavis1978

The ambulance chaser is obviously a little hit...

The ambulance chaser is obviously a little hit hyperbolic, but seriously they can warranty their work for the lifetime of the bike because most people won't keep the bike for a lifetime and won't put...
12-18-17, 03:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,046
Posted By bhdavis1978

Well, maybe, maybe not. If people give their...

Well, maybe, maybe not. If people give their descriptions of what they think and why then I can evaluate their answers to see if their explanations make sense and form my opinions based on that. On...
12-18-17, 12:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,046
Posted By bhdavis1978

It's a prętty good suggestion; I thin I'd try it...

It's a prętty good suggestion; I thin I'd try it w/ a CAD program first- but that doesn't really help me understand how the geometry affects the ride quality which is the kind of insights I was...
12-18-17, 12:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,046
Posted By bhdavis1978

Thank you for your input, it's greatly...

Thank you for your input, it's greatly appreciated you've helped me a great deal. I wanted to make sure that I was actually able to feel the difference I was perceiving and it wasn't just a placebo...
12-16-17, 03:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,046
Posted By bhdavis1978

Here, this should help- I've pasted it into a...

Here, this should help- I've pasted it into a google sheet.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10UiEiJukfozo4mDba355kYJuwTOUbTbt-n6WoO1wbrQ/edit?usp=sharing



That's very helpful input,...
12-15-17, 05:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,046
Posted By bhdavis1978

Im sorry for taking that he wrong way, I am on...

Im sorry for taking that he wrong way, I am on day three of a bad headache so I'm kind of cranky because of that.

One of the mechanics wondered if the frame was misshaped from the beginning,...
12-15-17, 05:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,046
Posted By bhdavis1978

In fairness, each thread was on a different...

In fairness, each thread was on a different topic. For example this thread was jntendrd to be about comparing different frames geometry. I am not the person who took it off topic.
12-15-17, 09:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,046
Posted By bhdavis1978

Thanks, that's very helpful.

Thanks, that's very helpful.
12-15-17, 09:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,046
Posted By bhdavis1978

As it turns out that's not so easy for me. We...

As it turns out that's not so easy for me. We only have one car that my wife needs to get to work. We have three young kids who are busy with activities constantly, and two full time jobs, plus my...
12-14-17, 10:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,046
Posted By bhdavis1978

I've read this post a few times, and I really...

I've read this post a few times, and I really appreciate it's thoughtfulness. I'll read it a few more times before I've fully digested it. What I have taken away from it so far though is that I...
12-14-17, 10:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,046
Posted By bhdavis1978

Why do you say fog cutter over the All City's?

Why do you say fog cutter over the All City's?
12-14-17, 10:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,046
Posted By bhdavis1978

Stuff I've done to my bike to try and get the...

Stuff I've done to my bike to try and get the shifting improved

1. Replaced the derailleur
2. Replaced the cassette
3. Replaced the chain.
4. New cables.
5. New cable housings.
6. Checked...
12-14-17, 10:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,046
Posted By bhdavis1978

Yeah, I thought they seemed pretty similar too,...

Yeah, I thought they seemed pretty similar too, except for the fork rake, but I have a hard time believing that 5 mm difference in fork rake, and another 12 mm of difference in wheel base can make...
12-14-17, 02:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,046
Posted By bhdavis1978

I've edited the table to make it line up better,...

I've edited the table to make it line up better, thanks for the suggestion. In the editor the table looked lined up.

I'm not a novice cyclist. I rode 8000 km this year, and I've ridden at least...
12-14-17, 12:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,046
Posted By bhdavis1978

Comparing Road Bike Frame geometry

Hello all,

I am considering up-placing my current most commonly used bike, my Jamis Aurora Elite. I've been having a lot of difficulty with the shifting and it has been suggested now by three...
12-03-17, 08:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,677
Posted By bhdavis1978

Hi Andrew, Thank you very much for taking...

Hi Andrew,

Thank you very much for taking the time to give me such a thoughtful and considered reply. I really appreciate your help, and the time everyone in this thread has taken to give me their...
12-01-17, 11:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,677
Posted By bhdavis1978

The mechanic came by on Thursday and tried to fix...

The mechanic came by on Thursday and tried to fix the frame for me, but it didn't work. He said something about how the drive side stay was out of position by 5 mm and he was able to get it back...
12-01-17, 10:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,047
Posted By bhdavis1978

I went and contacted Jamis in the US directly and...

I went and contacted Jamis in the US directly and explained the difficulty I was having. They are willing to help me out if I can give them a shipping address in the US. They say they have a frame...
11-30-17, 12:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,677
Posted By bhdavis1978

The mechanic is coming to work tomorrow to take a...

The mechanic is coming to work tomorrow to take a look at the bike. I am curious/excited to hear what he has to say about it. I just want to get this damn thing to shift properly. I agree that the...
11-30-17, 12:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,047
Posted By bhdavis1978

I could try and find a local Jamis dealer, but...

I could try and find a local Jamis dealer, but the Jamis dealer I have found is a major sports retailer and they don't seem interested in helping me at all.

Maybe I'll try to get my CF bike on...
11-30-17, 12:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,047
Posted By bhdavis1978

It's good (err, too bad?) to know that my...

It's good (err, too bad?) to know that my reluctance to get a Soma frame isn't misplaced. I like the frame, but I don't want the headaches. I find my Jamis has a bit of understeering that's...
11-28-17, 08:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,047
Posted By bhdavis1978

I emailed Altruiste bikes this morning :)

I emailed Altruiste bikes this morning :)
11-27-17, 11:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,677
Posted By bhdavis1978

I appreciate your thoughts, I really do. I...

I appreciate your thoughts, I really do. I appreciate the time everyone has put into this thread for me. I don't understand how the frame alignment issue could be so problematic either, but we've...
11-27-17, 11:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,047
Posted By bhdavis1978

I tried contacting Jamis in the US (where I...

I tried contacting Jamis in the US (where I bought the bike) and they told me to talk to Jamis in Canada (Where I live now), and they haven't been super helpful.. or responsive.. Jamis seems to be...
11-27-17, 11:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,047
Posted By bhdavis1978

Thanks for the input Mr IGH, I appreciate it. I...

Thanks for the input Mr IGH, I appreciate it. I must admit, I'm not super keen on repeating your experience with Soma and the bike frame issues. I live in Canada and I don't relish having to deal...
11-27-17, 11:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,047
Posted By bhdavis1978

We don't have a lot of storage space, just a...

We don't have a lot of storage space, just a shed. So right now my TCR has the saddle + seat post, and wheels removed to minimize the amount of space it takes up- really, that's the only reason. And...
11-27-17, 03:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,677
Posted By bhdavis1978

I can't remember how well the bike shifted when I...

I can't remember how well the bike shifted when I first got it. It was my first good bike and it was quite a while ago. But I don't recall it being a problem.
About five years ago my bike fell over...
11-26-17, 06:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,677
Posted By bhdavis1978

Thanks for the information. I didn't think that...

Thanks for the information. I didn't think that the frame would be more likely to spontaneously bend in exactly the same way, more that the more you bend metal, the weaker it gets and the more...
11-26-17, 06:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,677
Posted By bhdavis1978

I think he is a good guy. I was in a rush to get...

I think he is a good guy. I was in a rush to get my bike by 3pm because I had to leave for an appointment and my bike is my source of transportation. He said he hadn't measured things super...
11-26-17, 04:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,677
Posted By bhdavis1978

Bent frame

Hi all,

My bike mechanic has said that my frame appears to be bent. He did a quick set of measurements (he was running out of time because I had to leave for an appointment) and said that the...
11-26-17, 04:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,047
Posted By bhdavis1978

May need a new bike frame

Hi all,

I've been told by my mechanic that I may need to replace my bike frame. It's a steel framed Jamis Aurora Elite, he said he maya be able to bend it back into shape but he isn't certain...
10-01-17, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By bhdavis1978

Okay, thanks. That's what I thought too, but I...

Okay, thanks. That's what I thought too, but I wanted to make sure I wasn't going to make an ass of myself about this. I think he should look at this for free this time since I've brought it in...
10-01-17, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By bhdavis1978

But does this problem sound like it could be...

But does this problem sound like it could be related to a bent derailleur or derailleur hanger?
10-01-17, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By bhdavis1978

Poor shifting on rear cassette - Shimano Ultegra 6600 + 105 5700 cassette

Hi all,

I am having some difficulty shifting on my rear derailleur. I've had it into the bike mechanics a few times to talk about this. The first time my rear wheel was out of true because of a...
Forum: Commuting
04-11-17, 12:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,988
Posted By bhdavis1978

I ride a similar amount per year, also in...

I ride a similar amount per year, also in Vancouver. I've ridden more than 10,000k in a year (when I was doing 60k per day), but usually it's closer to the 6k mark. I'm commuting from Tsawwassen...
Forum: Commuting
04-11-17, 12:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,739
Posted By bhdavis1978

For what it's worth (I'm not sure if this changes...

For what it's worth (I'm not sure if this changes the discussion), the bike I'm riding is a drop bar road bike, not a hybrid / mountain bike.

The reason I'm asking questions is because I want to...
Forum: Commuting
04-11-17, 12:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,739
Posted By bhdavis1978

I don't know if I like the road feel of...

I don't know if I like the road feel of Marathons, they're basically the only tires I've ever used. On my 'go fast' bike I have Lithion 2s, but it's an 17 lb CF bike, so I expect it to feel and...
Forum: Commuting
04-10-17, 09:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,739
Posted By bhdavis1978

Tire debate

Hello everyone,

It is time for me to replace the tires on my bike, a 2009 Jamis Aurora Elite. At the moment I have a Vittoria randonneur on the front and a Schwalbe Marathon on the rear (both...
Forum: Commuting
04-10-17, 09:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By bhdavis1978

Cycling along East Kent Street between Cambie and Boundary in Vancouver, BC?

Hello everyone,

Are there any commuters here who regularly ride along East Kent Street between Cambie in Vancouver and Boundary in Burnaby? The road looks kind of sketchy for riding on under the...
12-05-16, 12:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,386
Posted By bhdavis1978

Riding in Kelowna

Hey all,
Are there many cyclists from Kelowna around here? I am considering moving to Kelowna at some point in the future and I am wondering how much of the year it is safe to ride a bike outdoors...
06-16-16, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,513
Posted By bhdavis1978

Yes, I've had three cyclists tell me that lifting...

Yes, I've had three cyclists tell me that lifting the nose of my saddle up was a bad thing, one of whom is a good friend of mine who used to be a cat 3 racer. He knows a lot more about cycling than...
06-16-16, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,513
Posted By bhdavis1978

Difficulty getting my bike fit tuned in

Hi all,

I'm having some difficulty getting my bike fit dialed in. When I ride my bike, I have to use my arms to push myself back and onto the saddle or I keep sliding forward. I think I have the...
05-29-16, 01:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 800
Posted By bhdavis1978

Still having issues with the Garmin Magnetless Speed Sensor

Hey all,

I'm still having issues with the Garmin Magnetless speed sensor with my Garmin 520. I've got the sensor on my front wheel, I've tried removing the battery, forcing the diameter to be the...
05-22-16, 12:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By bhdavis1978

All new housings and cables, which is why I think...

All new housings and cables, which is why I think it's probably not the cables. I was wondering if maybe the front der is slightly misaligned and that's complicating getting everything tuned in...
05-22-16, 12:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By bhdavis1978

Difficulty with front and rear shifting

Hi all,

I'm having some difficulty with the shifting on my bike on both the front and rear derailleur. I can't get the shifting dialled in on the rear derailleur with the barrel adjuster. I can...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-16, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 686
Posted By bhdavis1978

They are very comfortable riding in traffic. ...

They are very comfortable riding in traffic. Here are a few of the routes I was going to suggest:

[Route 1]...
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